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The experience on the Trenton was per
haps worse than any experience of war, but
Admiral Lyon, then a lieutenant, lived
through it to take an active part in bat
tles which were waged" a&Jinst other Ele
ments than those of wind and wave..
In the Samoan hurricane Lieut. Lyon
bore an active part in the saving of his
ship in the rescue of the men of the
sister vessel, Vendalia, which
was a total loss. The Trenton
was carried ashore finally by
the terrific sea, but through the
excellent management of her
officer, who maintained a per
fect discipline in a soul-trying
time, the vessel escaped de
structions In the Samoan har
bor when that tempest came
up, out of the sea there were
gathered men-of-war of three
nations—America, Germany and
Great Britain. The story of the
tempest has been told time and
again. ,Everyone perhaps knows
how the British sailors whose
vessel was the only one staunch
enough to put to sea in the
teeth of the storm, cheered
their sailor brothers who were
battling with death.
I A I
It was-'under the orders' of
Lieut. Lyon transmitted' to him
by Capt. Farquhar of the Tren
ton that the members oC thfc
band of the flagship were
lashed to the rigging in order
that they might hold their
places and play "The. Star
Spangled Banner" to the keeping up of the heart of the
crew when every moment was thought to be the ship's
last. In the face of death the band played the national
anthem and the crew sang while battling with the storm
for the mastery.
There were 47 American officers and sailors lost in
that hurf|p£Qer reports of the officers of the three
American ships told in full the tale of the heroism of
the common sailors, but said nothing of their own hero
ism. The story of the deeds of Capt. Farquhar, Lieut.
Lyon and of thet rest of the officers of the American
ship came from the pens of admiring aliens.
During the Spanish war Admiral Lyon, then a com
mander, was in command of the Dolphin, a dispatch
boat. A message carrier though his craft^was,.Command
er Lyon then saw service in which it is ordinarily con
sidered the business of the battleship to engage. The
Dolpbin^as propent at Sampson's bombardments of the
forts at the ientrance to the harbor of Santiago. Capt.
Lyon with the Dilphin, which was of such build that
a single shell probably would have sunk it, constantly
ran his vessel in at night close to the fortifications in
order to guard against any escape of the Spanish craft
under cover of darkness.
It was the Dolphin, under Commander Lyon which
supported the marines in their fights at Guantanamo
and at Cusco. Th^bolphih Constantly shelled the enemy,
cfcusing thtah from cover to give the fcihrines
on shore the opportunity of fighting something besides
a hidden enemy.
EDWARD JS. CZ.j\1ZKL*
miral Henry Ware Lyoh
to the highest ranking of
ficer of th£ navy who saw
service 6h bbai^d the in&n^
of-war Trehton during its
terrible experience in
th6. Samoan .hurricane 21
years ago. The surviving
^officer* of the navy* who
faced death that day.4a the ^sguthiPacific tc
occasionally hold reunions in the city of
Washington thaj areasjnarked in their way
as the yearly meeting#!!? the irfpitttl'oFtM
officers who fought with Dewey in Manila
DAY, June 14, reminds that previous to
the so-called birth of the flag an American flag,
I I believed to be the rattlesnake flag of yellc*w
silk, had been raised above the Alfred, the flag
ship-of the commander-in-chief of the navy,
Lieut. John Paul Jones. This was December,
1775, but when the fleet sailed January 5,1776,
a flagwaajdispl&yed "with 12 stripes in the field,
emblematic of the 13 united colonies."
Later John Paul Jones is credited with
being the first to hoist the Stars and Stripes
over ap American man-of-war, the first to
snow them in European waters, the first to receive and
acknowledge a salute to them from a foreign power, the
first- to fompq) a regular,British .man-of-war to strike to
them the first to display them'^on board the first ship of
the linaMbiilt, for .the^Ujiited .States, which was appro
priately christened the America.
Another connection of American .womanhood with the
growth of the flag is interesting. The first flag recog
nized by a toreign power "was of silk, made and present
ed by the ladies of Portsmouth, N H. It was said to
be about 36 feet in thd fly." John -Paul Jones is author
ity for the statement that the same flag flew ovet the
Bon Homme Richard when she fought the Serapis.»He
stated that the flag went down with the ship, yet a
flag is now ekhibfted itjjthe Ifatyoft^l museuta "whteh is
said to be 'that of the Richard. A statement ha? also
beenmadereceivtlyby eminent authority that the Ranger
was not the first to receive recognition by a foreign
power, but that the incident was Antedated by a simi
lar recognition of, the flag of the Hornet, an American,
vessel fitted out at Baltimore by Joshua Barney, &ter
An uncertain thing is ,fame. Whatever the trutlf df
the various statements-the iprOgresa of die flaghasteen
continuous. The flag of 13 stripes and 13 stars t&as
used' at Brandywine—floated over the surrender of liar
goyne—cheered the patriots during the dreary winter at
Valley Forge, waved at 'Yorktown and shared the re
joicings at the close of the war.
The first jph&nge came Jn.17.94, when Vermont^Jiayiftg,
been admitted to the union in 179i, and, Kentucky In.
1792, a. feill^presented in congress increasing tJle
Clever 8cheme Through Which Large
Audiencfes Were Grftheted to Hear'
When Phillips Brooks held a series
of rdlfgfdus 'sefv1le8^dn
It was Commander Lyon of the
Dolphin who cleared Guantanamo
bay of the torpedoes with which
it vfas strewn by the Spaniards.
Every moment of the time in
which he was engaged in this work
his -vessel was in danger of being
sunk by a hidden mine, but Lyon
kept at the task until the seaway
was clear of the-explosive obstruc
In Mac lay's '^History of the Uni
ted States Navy," the method of
torpedo removal' that Lyon em
ployed-1 is thus'described: "Under
the direction this officer two
steam cutters each towinjg a
whaleboat some distance astern,
were employed, which, steaming
in parallel coirses, passed over
every navig£blf part of the bay.
DREW THEM THROUGH VANITY
nings in Faneuil hM, sone-doubt was
jtyjeprossed as to the sise~ of tBe audi
ence, since it was plainly, announced
that these* serviced1 ivefreA for *tfie
"waifs" and "strays" of the city, and
not for churchgoers. The eluh of
yonngi, own who had- the matter in
hand" left fS'me th£' question Of decid
ing what ceu!rs« woald-4nBiire .the
largest possible attendance. I went
the flrst'ni^'iad found^lfliilieill
filled. The second nighf-the -attend*
ance had dwindled perceptibly/and the
the committee together, and told them
DptvoAn tliA turn
whaleboats was stretched light chain, some 50 feet
long. As the whaleboats, drawn by the steam launches,
moved along oh parallel courses the chain swept the
water under the surface until it caihe into contact with
a torpedo anchor and cable. The obstacle at once re-
number of both,stripes and stars to 15. This bill caused
much debate, hut was finally passed, and the 15-stripe
flag was used fjjf 23 years, and it was in this form that
the flag inspired Francis Scott Key to write the national
anthem, "The Sjtar Spangled Banner." In 1818 the num
ber of states had increased to 18.
Now comes an interesting item in the flag's history.
To Mr. Peter H. Wendover of New York city we are in
debted for the present appearance of the flag. Mr.
Wendover was a member of congress and on the 9th
of December, 1816, he took up the matter of a perma
nent form of the flag. His business was that of a sail
and flag maker, and he realized because of experience
the impracticability of adding a stripe as each new
state should appear. He therefore, offered a resolution
—"that a committee be appointed to inquire into the
expediency of altering the flag of the United States, and
that they have,to report by bill or otherwise." The mo
tion was carried, and he was made chairman of the
committee to report a law.
The committee' referred the matter to Capt. Samuel C.
Reid of New Ydrk, who had, as a privateer, distinguished
himself by the capture' of several British ships. As 'a
result the committee presented a report, a part of which
"In viewing this subject there appears to be a happy
Coincidence of circumstances in having adopted the sym
bols in this flag, and a peculiar fitness of things in. ma
king the proposed alteration. In that part designed
at a distance to characterize our country, and which
ought for the information of other Rations to appear
-conspicuous and .remain permanent, you present the num
ber of states itikt burst the
of oppression and
"achieved our independence while in the part intended
home view you see a representation of
bur Eappy union as it now exists, and space sufficient to
embrace the symbols of those who may hereafter join
under our banner."
Thereupon congress enacted the flag law in 1818,. and
.^he first flag in its present form was made by the wife
of 'Capt. Reid, assisted by a number of ladies, at her
.jresideuce in Cherry street, New: York city. This flag
,lhad 21 stars, and it was proyided further by congress
that a star should be added upon the addltibn of each
that the audience had grown so small
that we must hereafter have- admit
tancecbyj tiCket a instill remember their
consternation 'at this proposal*. But we
carried the- fplao through/: and,, there
after no one wasisAmijt^ed who dld^ot
hare- a^ticket. From 4hat nignt the
half was full 4t $Mery service: /The
tic^ft r^semblWd, in" appearance" a, jj$a
son ^'ticket tp j^e ^mpst' 'expepjptve
lectures or entertainments.
As 4xggpfceft*tlie peo
ple who tieWb found it
quite impossible to sacrifice an ele
ed with ttbops moving along the Railroad on the shore
toward Santiago. The road ran through tunnels and
cuts in the bluffs, but there were occasionally open
spaces. When the train appeared in one of the open
ings and was "skurrying" for shelter beyond, Lyon
opened on it with the Dolphin's four-inch, guns and with
new state. The plan of arranging the stars in rows was
The flag now has 46 stars, and it is notable that it
has never had one taken from it, the government main
taining during the civil conflict in the sixties that the
tie which binds the states cannot be severed.
Although the flag has passed through three foreign
wars, it has never known defeat, never been trailed in
the dust of dishonor. Some of the uses to which it is
sometimes put at home, however, are not suggestive
of the highest respect. But 34 states and territories now
have laws making it a misdemeanor, punishable'with
fine and imprisonment, or both, to place any inscription
or picture upon the flag, and two bills are before con
gress with a similar purpose, one being passed by the
senate at the session just closed.
On the Fourth of July of last year another star was
added, and Oklahoma took her place in the gal
axy of states. The sun never sets upon "Old Glory,"
and this was true before the acquisition of the Philip
pines, the Aleutian islands, a part of Alaska, extending
so far west that when the sun sinks below the horizon
there it is just rising from the sea at Eastport, Me.
Countless anecdotes might be related of devotion to
the flag and of personal sacrifices made for its preser
vation. Women as well as men have exhibited sublime
heroism when the flag was in danger. And the princi
ples for which it stands have earned for it and for the
country the respect of all the world.
One of the least known, yet most precious of the his
toric American flags now in existence is what is familiarly
known in the ancient commonwealth of Massachusetts as
the Bedford flag. When the "Concord Hymn," by the
"sage of Concord," Ralph Waldo Etnersoii, first appeared'
exceptions were taken to the line "Their flag to April's
breeze unfurled," the critics maintaining that the little
On the occasion of the centennial anniversary of the
"Concord fight," in 1775, the old flag was again brought
to light and carried in the procession which was part of
the celebration of the anniversary.
ment of value, however slight that
value was. They were entitled to at
tend divine service that night at Fan
euil hall, while Tom, Dick and Harry,
their neighbors, were not. And this
slight advantage many of them could
not relinquish.—Atlantic Monthly.
How They Qot Chicken.
Some boys in a New York Industrial
school have discovered a unique way
ol iadding- to their somewhat limited
hill of far* The.iakoel4MtMr-^nfl
road track, as are also several small
ress of the
to the sur
on, in writ
ing of the torpedo reinovals, gave, all the
credit to others. Of two young ensigns, Wil
liam C. Cole and Yates Stirling, Jr., who
commanded the whaleboats, .Lyon wrote:
"It waB as plucky an enterprise as ever I
Witnessed. Day after day these young offi
cers ventured close in, shore within pistol
shot of a defense chaparral, where Spaniards
could have: fired with certain aim upon them
with impunity, yet thfy went about their
work as unmindful of their peril'as if "demon
etry in a
ward of the
S a a*
1 os in
a train of
band of farmers who assembled at1 the Old North bridge
at Concord the historic 19th Of April, 1775, and fired "the' del, was made the target of the heavy guns and the small
shot heard 'round the World" had no flag: guns of the enemy. He ran, perhaps, a greater risk than
As in many other proven Instances, the critics were did the men at work, in the small boats,, but death passed
mistaken. There was a flag at Concord, and that flag is.
still in existence. It was carried by Nathaniel Page, Jr.,
one of the minute men of Bedford, an adjoining town.
This flag was stored in an attic in the old home of the
Pages for many years, and was thought so little of by its
owners that upon one occasion a daughter of the house'
is said to have used a portion of the gold fringe which bor
dered it to decorate a costume for a masquerade party.
farms from which the chickens are
allowed, to run at will across the
tracks the consequence was that, the
mangled corpse of a fowl was oft on
found on or near the track. The hoys
were always on. the lookout for such
finds, bearing them to the fichool in
triumph to be cooked and served to
the lucky finders while' the other
boys, eating their boiled beef or Mut
ton looked on enviously.
Suddenly, .however, the number Of
accidents increased?, andr -the. matrrift
began to be suspicious. She did not
the port of retirement. Rear Admiral Bowman Hendry
McCalla is an old American sailor who has been obliged
by the fixed law of the service to seek a land berth for
the rest of his life. He is active enough to go through
more storms and more battles for his country's sake,
but the youngsters must be given a chance, and so Mc
Calla has stowed away within earshot of the noise of
the sounding sea which he loves. Heroism during the
Spanish war and heroism at Tien-tsin during the inva
sion of China brought honors to McCalla to be added to
the accumulation of honors earlier and worthily won.
Years ago Admiral McCalla, then a commander, went
ashore at Colon on the Isthmus of Panama, and backed
by 150 blue jackets and marines, thrashed a regiment of
Panama insurgents who were erecting barricades and
were attempting to interfere with the Central and South
American cable offices. It was said that IftcCalla
thrashed the insurgents. He thrashed them without firing
a shot. He did not care, to involve his government til
possible far-reaching trouble, and so he took means $f
his own to teach the troublesome. ones a lesson without
shedding their blood. Veracious history has it that the
American commander, after a showing offorce, captured
the insurgent leaders and spanked them.
The cable-cutting operations which Admiral McCalla
conducted while in command of the Marblehead' during
the Spanish war were among the most notable achieve
ments of that conflict, being carried on under the heavi
est kind of fire not only from the great guns of the forts,
but from the small and deadly firearms in the hands
of hidden Spanish sharpshooters who lined the shore.
During the second week in May, 1898, the Marhlehead's
commander made up his mind that there was a chance
that the cables of the submarine company in Cuba lead
ing from Cienfuegos harbor might cut if a faring
plan which he evolved could be carried out successfully.
The plan was carried out successfully, and it brought
fame not only to the man who conceived it, but to the
younger officers and to the seamen who dared death—
in fact, fairly counted death—that they might obey orders
to the letter.
JThe Marbjeheadand the NashvHle were brought within
range of the shore3 ft rtiflcations.-Their two comttHtodere
stood: wher6 for hours they were fair marks for the
enemy's guns. On that day McCalla of the Marblehead
and. his colleagues of the Nashville gave their men an
exainple. of heroism that to-day shines on the pages
of naval history. If they were heroic, their juniors were
none less heroic nnd two boats' crews of. seamen won
that day the recognition of their government.as being
men ready to dnije anything for the flag's sake.
Lieut. Cameron McRae Winslow of the Nashville, took
commandof thecahle-cutting outflt, consisting of launched
from, the Marblehead and its sister ship.
The orders of the launch commanders were
close to Colorados Point and there to grapple
cables and to cut them. Just back of the launches, com
ing as' close as they could and to avoid grounding, were
the Marblehead and the Nashville, with the men at the
guns ready to cover the work of the heroes.
Commander McCalla directed that because the men in
the launches probably were going to their deaths, no
man should be ordered to the duty, but that volunteers
should be asked for. Every man on both ships volun
teered for the service. The sailors and marines were
told by Lieut. Anderson, under the orders of Commander
McCalla, that it was extremely likely that those who
went would never come back, and that it must be dis
tinctly understood that no man was to go unless he
wanted to go. They all wanted to go, and 16 went in each
boat, but not all returned.
McCalla ran the Marblehead into a favorable position
and opened fire on the rifle pits of the Spaniards, which
ran at right angles to one face of the cable-house. The
Nashville shelled the chaparral beyond. The launches
started toward the beach and reached a point only 100
feet distant from the breaking surf. There a cable was
grappled, lifted and after extreme exertion, was cut.
There were yet other cables, and the launches started
for the point beneath which one was supposed to lie.
They found it, lifted it and cut it, when suddenly the
enemy, who had been using rifles, opened with machine
guns, which had apparently been brought up in response
to a message from the cable-house that the enemy was
There was a third cable and with the bullets cutting
the waves about them like hail on' the sea, the heroic
boat crews worked on. Lieut. Winslow was shot through
the head he paid no attention to the wound, though it
was severe. Robert Volz, a seaman, was shot four time?.
Patrick Reagan, Herman W. Kuchmeister and Harry Hen
drickson were mortally wounded and six other men of
the command were struck. Volz came back to life after
the surgeons said he must die.
The work was done and it was costly, but naval author*,
ities declare that it was wprth the price. All the time
that the operations in the launches were pronging
Commander McCalla, standing on the bridge of his ves-
It was Rear Admiral McCalla, who,
this smaller arms of the war craft.
The engineer of the train, put.,
on all 8peed and carried his hu-
there he came to a stop. Lyon
had*his tour-inch guns directed at
the waterside wall of 'the tunnel
wall .and the shells.% began to fat
ter down the covering. A breach
was made in the wall, and, fesir
ing that the whole thing would
cave in, the engineer took the
train out of the tunnel, and, gath
ering headway, It went at full
speed for the next hiding place.
Lyon took a flying 'shot and plant
ed a four-inch shell into the loco
motive's boiler and it was all up
with the train.
The Dolphin-went in nearer to
the bleach and the crew opened
with small arms on the troops,
who returned the fire with their
rifles and then made a scramble
for cover. It is said that in this
affair 100 Spaniards were killed or
wounded. Rear Admiral Lyon is
spoken of by his comrades in arms
as "The Gallant Lyon.?' He is a
fine sailor and doubtless he re
grets that he has come to the end
of his active duty cruise, and is in
been promoted jto a captaincy, who took personal, com
mand of a hundred seamen and marines and started for
the walls of Tien-tsin. His little detachment of sailors
and "sailor soldiers" was the first of the forces of the
allies to arrive at the Chinese city. For his services
Tien-tsin fight Capt. McCalla was advanced three numbers
"gallant and meritorious," as the record puts it, at the
in his naval rank. ..He is now living at Santa Barbara!
probably regretful that his days of active duty are all
in the past.
that tiine, had
see Why there should be such a sud
den increase in the percentage of mor
tality among the chickens. When, she
came to investigate she found her sus
picions confirmed, for the boys had,
been industriously .scattering corn oq
While many think that the balloon
Will come into general use, the
chances are that we won't iail be fly
ing through the' air until a comfet feutp
pens4o hit the"«aithi«-J-New"York
READY FOR ANY CONTINGENCY
.Second Wife Has Put on File. Aoeurat*
Record of "Mother's'' Pos*
An Atchison woman who married a
widower, sad who is wise beyond her
time, hat filed a most peculiar docu
ment in.iha.iaiMirts. It ls to*-ihis ef.
feet: "My liusband's first wife left
two petticoats of cotton, and one of
wool, all badly worn one ittd corset,
'two paffb ofTiose, tW Sfefi^^ssses,
breastpin, ~one pair of houfte/gRppers
-a$d a winter coat.
carefully itemized and sworn to be*
fore a notary and they now liet sealed
In the attic of our home., Th^s docu
ment goes on record to forestall any
further litigation from my tiep-thil
dren for the possession of mother's
things.' If at any time they [want
'mother's things' I will be glad to turn
the pealed bbx over to them."-^Lin
coln State Journal.
AN AUTHOR ONCE.
He—When I was at college,-you
know, I wrote a little story and got
|25 for it
She—Indeed! What was it?
He—"Dear Father—I'm hard up!
Please send me $25."
W« offer One Hundred Dollars Reward tor any
ot Catarrh that cannot be cured bjr Hail'a
F. J. CHENEY CO., Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney
for the last 15 years, and believe him perfectly hon
orable in all business transactions and financially
able to cany out any obligations made by his firm.
WALDINO, KINNAN & MARVIN.
Wholesale Druggists. Toledo. O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the
system. Testimonials sent tree. Price 75 cents peg
bottle. Sold by all Druggist*.
Take Hall's Family PUls for constipation.
"Some say it's a mistake to marry."
"Well," commented Mrs. Sirthhub,
"to err is human."
A DcBMtle Etc Remedy
Compounded by Experienced Physicians.
Conforms to Pure Food and Drugs Laws.
Wins Friends Wherever Used. Ask Drug
gists for Murine Eye Remedy. Try Mu
rine in Your Eyes. You Will Like Murine,
While we have a great deal of re
spect for old age, we: draw the line at
boarding-house spring chicken.
WE PAY 10-12c FOR COW HIDES.
High prices for Wool. Sell Sheep Dipcheap.
N. W. Hide & Fur Co., Minneapolis, Minn.
If you have friends in adversity
stand by them.—Dickens.
ANGER'S ICE CREAM CONES
G. L. Bradley & Co., Minneapolis.
Pigments of more than 400 different
colors are secured from coal.
WE BUY CREAM—WRITE FOR PR1CB
Miller & Holmes St. Paul, Minn.
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